Irish employees are the fourth happiest in the world - study

Dublin workers rank as the happiest in Europe as Colombia tops the global list Dublin came top for employee happiness in Europe, beating London, Stockholm, Rome and Madrid

Irish employees are among the happiest in the world, according to a new survey which ranks Ireland fourth place globally and Dublin coming first among cities in Europe.

The survey of 35 countries ranks Colombia top for job happiness, followed by Mexico, Russia and Ireland. China is in last place.

Dublin came top for employee happiness in Europe, beating London, Stockholm, Rome and Madrid.

The study, conducted by recruitment website, shows that demographic appears to impact on performance with countries that have older employees among the unhappiest.

Japan, where the median age in 45, ranked 26th in the survey, while Germany, with a median age of 46, came in 27th place. Ireland’s median age is 36 years, while the overall winner, Colombia, had a median age of just 28.

The top ranking jobs for happiness in Ireland included carpenter, builder, secretary and childcare assistant.

“Those concerned about the prospects of Ireland continuing to attract foreign direct investment should be reassured by the findings of the index, which indicate that Ireland has the happiest workforce in Europe which is an attractive feature for any company looking at setting up here,” said Mariano Mamertino, an economist working for Indeed.

The study was based on an analysis of five different elements contributing to job happiness, namely: work-life balance, quality of management, office culture, job security and advancement, and compensation and benefits.



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